ENGLISH SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHINESE STUDENTS

ENGLISH SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHINESE STUDENTS

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Hi ConnectU,   I have a business partner based in China who would love to send his kids to summer camp in Canada, either near Montreal or Toronto, can you help him find a great overnight camp for ...AnswerHi and thank you so much for writing to us.   We would be happy to help your business partner find the perfect Canadian camp for their kids.   At ConnectU International we know firsthand just ...Read more...
BEST OVERNIGHT CAMPS IN AND NEAR MOUNT VERNON NEW YORK (NY)

BEST OVERNIGHT CAMPS IN AND NEAR MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK (NY)

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Hello ConnectU & Dov,   Our eldest son who just turned 12 finally told us that he is ready to go to sleepaway camp next summer!! Yay for us!! :)   He, and a bunch of his close friends would ...AnswerWe love this question/request as we get it a lot!   "My kids want to go to the same camp as their friends" - our main goal is to find a camp that all of the friends, and of course the parents, can ...Read more...
MY SON IS VERY SHY AND ATTENDING SLEEPAWAY CAMP FOR FIRST TIME...

MY SON IS VERY SHY AND ATTENDING SLEEPAWAY CAMP FOR FIRST TIME...

Hi Dov,   It's Samantha O'Reilly again, and I had another question for you:   My son Jacob is very shy especially in social settings where there are a lot of people..... what are the implications ...AnswerHi Samantha,   This is a great question and one that we are asked all the time.   All of our partner camps offer unique ways for kids to naturally develop life learning skills, in a fun filled ...Read more...
WHAT IF MY CHILD ATTENDING SLEEPAWAY CAMP DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH

WHAT IF MY CHILD ATTENDING SLEEPAWAY CAMP DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH?

To Whom This May Concern,   I have a friend who does not live in Canada and she would like to send her daughter to one of your Member Camps. However, the little girl does not speak English very well. ...AnswerHello Holly,   The camps and programs we represent have years of experience helping children thrive in an English-speaking environment. Being immersed in any language every day, is the best way to ...Read more...
CAN MY CHILD BRING THEIR IPADPHONE TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP

CAN MY CHILD BRING THEIR IPAD/PHONE TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP?

Hi Dov - another question - can my kids bring their Phones to camp? What about an iPod or Tablet?   Betty AnswerHi Betty - Thanks for your Question!   Basically, every camp has its own policies for the use of cell phones and other hand held devices.   Once you have narrowed down your list of Favorite ...Read more...
SHOULD I SEND MY YOUNGEST CHILD TO SAME OVERNIGHT CAMP AS HER OLDER SIBLINGS

SHOULD I SEND MY YOUNGEST CHILD TO SAME OVERNIGHT CAMP AS HER OLDER SIBLINGS?

Hi ConnectU Staff! Hope all is well!   My question is as follows:   My youngest daughter (Megan) is ready to attend her first sleepaway camp. Do you recommend that we send her to the same camp ...AnswerHi Jane,   Great question!   What we tell parents who have asked that question in the past is that attending summer camp with a friend/sibling is such an individualized decision. If you do send ...Read more...
PICTURES  PHOTOS OF SLEEPAWAY CAMPERS ONLINE

PICTURES / PHOTOS OF SLEEPAWAY CAMPERS ONLINE?

Hi Dov,   It was great speaking to you and your staff the other day. One question I forgot to ask was regarding photos of my kids..... will there be a way to see pictures of my children enjoying camp ...AnswerHi Samantha - yes, many camps will upload daily pictures or even weekly videos of their campers, making it easier to see how much fun your child is having at camp. Make sure to speak to the Director (or ...Read more...
ONE MONTH OR TWO MONTHS FOR FIRST TIME CAMPERS...

ONE MONTH OR TWO MONTHS FOR FIRST TIME CAMPERS...

Hello Dov - Can you please tell me what is the recommended duration for a first-time camper? I am nervous about sending my son to sleep away camp for an extended period of time, so in your experience, ...AnswerHi Marty,   As campers, directors, and camp owners, we know the value of camping, which is why we recommend 2 weeks as a minimum.   However, 3-4 weeks will give your child more time to gain ...Read more...
WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION OR A HOSPITAL

WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION? OR A HOSPITAL?

FOLLOW UP QUESTION = What happens if my child needs to be hospitalized or requires medical attention? How does that work?AnswerEach camp/program has their own safety procedures in place, to ensure every child has access to medical attention if required. If a child is injured or hospitalized, the Camp/Program will communicate with ...Read more...
DISPENSING MEDICATION AT CAMP - HOW DOES THAT WORK

DISPENSING MEDICATION AT CAMP - HOW DOES THAT WORK?

Hi Dov, was a pleasure speaking with you last week. I have a question:   Joshua takes medication, but needs help with it, so I was wondering who is responsible for dispensing it?   Sincerely, ...AnswerHello Jill,   This is a great question! And one that we receive quite a bit.   Dispensing medication is a serious responsibility, which all of our partner camps take very seriously. Typically, ...Read more...
REACHING MY CHILD AT CAMP IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

REACHING MY CHILD AT CAMP IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

Hi! Me again, one more question I have is how do I reach my kids (and vice versa) in case of an emergency? So if gosh forbid there is a family emergency, is there a way I can contact them? BettyAnswerThis is an important question that many parents have asked us.   Each camp/program provides mobile numbers and email addresses to easily communicate with their directors 24/7. If there is an emergency ...Read more...
FOOD ALLERGIES AT DAY CAMP andamp SLEEPAWAY CAMP

FOOD ALLERGIES AT DAY CAMP & SLEEPAWAY CAMP

My child has a couple of food allergies and some dietary limitations. Can special meals and snacks be prepared? We are still deciding between day camps and overnight / sleepaway camps, but wanted to know ...AnswerHello Betty,   Most camps and programs that we work with can accommodate many types of food allergies and special dietary needs. Of course, always be sure to speak with the director for specific details.   Dov ...Read more...